Dutch Gambling Market Opening to Competition

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The monopolized Dutch gambling market may be opening up to increased competition, but is facing mounting opposition to the plan. Fred Teeven, Deputy Justice Minister is being asked to increase problem gambling support before opening up the market.

Problem Gamblers

Opposition representatives for The Labour Party, Socialist Party, Christian Union and the Green Left have stated that they will strongly attempt to prevent proposed legislation should the Minister not take a more involved role in protecting problem gamblers from a serious threat of addiction.

Holland Casino

Even now, with the Holland Casino gambling monopoly in place, a lax attitude towards the restrictions of self exclusion often end up in court with the problem gambler winning. Even with the Minister adding a gambling watchdog organisation, the increased competition will open up the country to greater risk due in part to the nearly non-existent government health support against online gambling and gambling addiction.

These issues are being brought to light and heard in Parliament today.

September 7, 2011 by : posted in Gambling Abroad No Comments